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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016. 1:41 p.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: On Sunday a Belmopan man was charged with drug trafficking.

According to police reports, last Monday, the Belmopan Quick Response Team was conducting mobile patrol on the George Price Highway when they noticed a grey Mazda taxi heading towards Belmopan began speeding off towards the Hummingbird highway.

Allegedly, the taxi was pursued when police observed that a brown sack was thrown from the vehicle. Police later retrieved the sack which contained 1120 Kilograms (25lbs) of suspected cannabis.

A few minutes later, the taxi was found, however; it had been abandoned at the entrance of St. Margaret’s Village.

On Friday night, shortly after 8 p.m., police received information which led to the arrest and detention of the alleged driver Bryan Moreira, 43 of Belmopan.

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